Presentation Boxes for Handmade Knives

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Project by Don Kondra posted 09-30-2014 12:11 PM 2513 views 17 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend Gary Greer was invited to participate in a show called “Wild Things” curated by Michael Hosaluk.

The show will premier at SOFA in Chicago late October and then move on to The Lightbox in New York City.

I volunteered to make the shipping containers which turned into Presentation Boxe, kinda got carried away :)

Maple carcass and bottoms, curly maple tops and ebony handles. The neat thing about magnets is they have a self closing effect !

2 3/4” H x 4 3/4” W x 14 3/8” L, sides are 5/8” thick, top and bottom is 7/16”. Handle started out at 3/4” x 3/4”.

Finish is one coat of Watco Natural and two sprayed coats of post cat lacquer.

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra – Furniture Designer/Maker

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#1 posted 09-30-2014 12:18 PM

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#2 posted 09-30-2014 12:22 PM

These boxes are great, those tops really set them off. I love using the rare earth magnets in projects also, they can solve some problems quite easily

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#3 posted 09-30-2014 01:41 PM

Fitting boxes for some lovely knives.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 09-30-2014 01:45 PM

These are so nice and will serve their purpose well. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 09-30-2014 01:56 PM

Great boxes…exceptional job on them!!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#6 posted 09-30-2014 02:37 PM

Really like those boxes. I might have to make something similar.

-- Julian

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#7 posted 09-30-2014 02:53 PM

those are purdy. I know what you mean about the magnets, they are fun to snap closed.
BTW: links didn’t work for me.

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#8 posted 09-30-2014 03:56 PM

Very attractive boxes and will make outstanding Presentation Boxes—beautiful display of grain on tops.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 09-30-2014 07:24 PM

Love the boxes, probably will borrow the magnet idea sometime in the future.

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#10 posted 10-01-2014 12:00 AM

Don, love the boxes and the knives. Added to favorites.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#11 posted 10-01-2014 12:12 AM

very good looking boxes. good job.

How did you re-enforce the mitred corners?

-- --Rob, Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 10-01-2014 02:12 AM

Thanks Everyone for taking the time to comment !

Rob > After some thought I decided at this scale the corners didn’t need reinforcement.

But I did disc sand the joints to perfection and paid very close attention to getting good/full glue coverage :)

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra – Furniture Designer/Maker

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#13 posted 10-01-2014 02:16 AM

Wow, these are superb!

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